Advanced Micro Devices announced Tuesday that it broke the Guinness world record for fastest central processing unit (CPU) by overclocking.
Overclocking is the process of making a microchip run at a faster than intended without malfunctioning.
The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based microchip maker reported that a team of overclockers worked together to push the AMD FX processor a.k.a. "Bulldozer" to a frequency of 8.429GHz. The previous world record was 8.308GHz.
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